Alisha LaShawn Durrett’s passion for music began when she was just a child being raised in inner city Flint, MI. Knowing that she would not be just a mere product of her environment, Durrett’s parents made sure to expose her to all that life had to offer. Due to her amazing musical talents and vocal range, singing came naturally to the ambitious adolescent. Durrett attended Flint Central High School where she participated in multiple theatrical productions and was a lead vocalist for Flint Central’s Acapella and Madrigal Choir. From a very young age, Durrett’s parents instilled godly values for her to live by. That spiritual upbringing reared Durrett to seek God’s direction in all she does. She later attended Wayne State University (WSU) in Detroit, MI where she received her Bachelors in Elementary Education. While at WSU, she participated in numerous musical events and activities, including WSU’s Gospel Choral. Durrett was winner of WSU’s 2006 Wayne Idol, where she had the opportunity to be the opening act for recording artist Chris Brown and T-Pain. Durrett was also requested to sing the National Anthem at a Detroit Tigers’ baseball game.
She has also been featured in more than 10 theatrical production including, Daughters of Deception, Family Love, The Girl that Cried Love, Church Girl, Angels on Assignment and I’ll Be Home for Christmas. Currently, ‘Ms. Durrett’ can be called just that by her 4th grade students who she loves and takes great pride in; but she has never forgotten her original passion and eagerness to please God. Durrett is an active member of Christian Tabernacle Church where she is a member of the drama, wedding, music and audio/visual ministries. She also sings in the gospel group ‘Favor’s Voice’ who recently released their first album. Alisha Lashawn Durrett is most proud of her recent accomplishment of releasing her first solo album entitled Reflections, which she wrote and co-produced. The album is a compilation of Durrett’s personal thoughts and reflections. It is an inspirational and gospel feel album that is sure to encourage the hearts of even the most grieved. Durrett continues to meditate and pray on what God has next for her.